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The place was awesome! I'm glad I got to stay there.
Alanna was very nice. It was surprisingly difficult to book her place, since I had no (website hidden) page I had to make a video of myself so she could see me. The place is worse than it looks in the pictures.- cracked linoleum, stuff everywhere, half removed drywall, one sink serves both bathroom and kitchen. I don't know why she doesn't fix it up more.
That being said, once you get used to it, it was a pretty pleasent stay. Great location. The building is old and odd, but okay. We had fun.
Alannla was a consummate host: caring, available and willing to be a resource for Los Angeles newcomers. She took real ownership of her guests experience, wanting to make sure we were safe, informed and comfortable. The space is fabulous and suited all of our needs for convenience and an authentic Los Angeles experience
Finding a loft with two separate bedrooms is not easy in downtown LA, so I was happy to find this bohemian-style pad in Little Tokyo. Alanna is a very friendly, helpful host, and easy to get in touch with, so we had (short) carefree stay. Make sure your expectations are in line with the loft's description, because this may not work if you're looking for an alternative to a hotelroom - but it worked for us.
How come a landlord who never show up to pass the key and collect the key complaining all the time? It is really no fun.
I failed to get the key from the host from the very beginning, when I leave, no one is going to show up too. I tried my best to put it in a nearby hotel concierge and tipped them, then left messages and emails to the host, but she didn't even try to collect her key at all.
It is no fun at all when the landlord is not sweet and friendly at all, and trying her best to be a trouble maker.
My trip to the States is super, the only thing uncomfortable is this stay.
It is our first time at Airbnb, unfortunately we got unlucky and it was not a great stay.
Location - it is downtown, so not the safe part of the city, but close to little Tokyo if you want to have some Ramen.
Room - the loft is within an old shop house on the 2nd floor, as others have mentioned, this is not a place for everyone. Wall is very thin you can hear anyone walking by the hallway, there is a backdoor at the end of the hallway, no lock, anyone can come up from the car park. the bathroom door is along the hallway with an easy lock. it is kind of hot to be inside the room when LA is 92 degree even with a fan.
Host - she is the best part of this reservation, a very nice and cool lady, prepared snack and food for us, offered a lot help.
I really fell in love with this place but it is not for everyone. It is the second story of some small businesses and it is not conventionally arranged in terms of doors, locks, baths and other things. Having said that, I loved it. I loved the location which is right downtown but very small townish. It is almost unreally quiet given its location. It is on the back of building overlooking a walking alley, which is very nice to look at. It is walking distance to many things. I loved the nearby Ramen house and the ice cream truck that showed up every evening. Lots of parks and great architecture nearby. Alanna was lovely and completely responsive.
A friend as well as myself stayed at Alanna's place at different moments. Her apartment is fantastic (spacious, great downtown location) and Alanna is a terrific host, felt right at home there.
Thanks Alanna for the great place-and generosity-
Lots of light/clean/easy!
super central for access to public transit if you don't feel like being in a traffic jam! Excellent ramen close by if that is your thing-
Alanna was a great host. I had the place all to myself and enjoyed a comfortable 4 night stay. She asked what breakfast food I like and stocked the fridge in advance, which was really above and beyond. I'd definitely stay again.
Alanna and her group were the perfect guests. They left the place amazingly clean -- went above and beyond, actually leaving the place better than they found it. She was an excellent communicator, very friendly, and very nice. I would love to have her group back again.
So happy to meet Alanna and Matt;) she has a fun and warm heart and Matt has great personality. Thank you let me have you in my life. Hope all is well and you always have friends here;) yaya!
lovely folks, very nice guests -- keps the place great.